On the 23rd of September, iAccelerate hosted the #Act4SDGs Challenge Pitch Final event. It was an action-packed evening where innovative and insightful ideas took shape, and we were so pleased to be part of it.

Four teams, consisting of interdisciplinary UOW Dean’s Scholar students, came together to solve social development issues facing the Illawarra. Each deep demonstrated a deep understanding of the problems this regions faces, and judges and audience members were blown away by the ingenious solutions pitched. 

Only one team, however, could take home the winning title, and that was team ‘Full Employment’ for their solution to the rising unemployment rates throughout the Illawarra. Honourable mentions go all the participating teams: team ‘Mt Keira’, the ‘Trash Team’, and team ‘Wet ‘n’ Wild’.

We would like to give a huge thanks to our judges and partners from the City of Wollongong, UOWX, Woolyungah Indigenous Centre UOW, Green Connect, and Scouts NSW, and to anyone who took part in this very special evening. We can’t wait for #Act4SDGs 2020!

Check out this ABC Illawarra Radio recording of the Morning Show with Nick Rheinberger speaking to Aly Khalifa and Belinda Gibbons.

Recording credit: Astha Singh



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